You’ll have to wait a wee while longer for the big revealing of the rainbow birthday celebrations as Easter is just around the corner, so I thought I’d put together a wee collection of the Easter craft posts from the last few years here at FGB. As with most things here on FGB, they are all quick and simple crafts and definitely manageable in less than a week if you are so inclined… bring on the school holidays and some Easter crafts! Click on the words above the photo to be taken to the original post.
I’ve also had the wonderful opportunity over the last little while to be working with Kidspot Village Voices and creating some tutorials on crafting with eggs for ‘Eggs Australia’. I have collated these for you as well as nothing says ‘Easter’ like an egg!
Eggshell Succulent Garden
Eggshell Fairy lights (yes, really, they are eggs!)
Sorry about the suspense folks. I’m sure you’ve all been hanging out to see how the rainbow crafternoon turned out that I mentioned in my last post … back in January!! Unfortunately a two month blogging break was necessary. It seems that I am not quite as tough as I thought I was holding a party two days after moving into a new house and a few days before school started (with a new preppy) on top of 3 weekends away in a row and… and… and… I could go on, but I won’t. Basically I crashed and burned and am slowly peeling myself off the floor. So much for a ‘slow’ year with time to ‘breathe‘. I ended up having such trouble doing so that I needed a trip to the GP for some medication to help me breathe a little more easily. It seems pushing myself far too much for far too long is taking it’s toll and my body finally said ‘enough’! Things are certainly looking up though and there is much to look forward to this year!
This year I’m reusing some conversation starters that I used last year. Sometimes you need a bit of help to get some life into the party and other times it’s just a great time to promote reflection and unity around the table.
*’coz there had been complaints the previous week that they had not been included! – apparently it’s “just not Christmas without them” xo
**leftover from the recent princess party where we gave chocolate kisses and lolly frogs for the party favours. Speaking of Hershey’s kisses. If you like to go the extra mile – I did see some Christmas printables that you can stick on the bottom of a hershey’s kiss… over here.
CLARE’S CHRISTMAS PARFAIT
How creative do you get with your food at Christmas time?
For more easy Christmas (and rest of the year) recipes from FGB you can head over here.
We filled our mugs with some timtam balls for something new. I got nothing but thumbs up from my taste testers, but I still think that my chocolate truffles are even better. I’d recommend either recipe for a failsafe, ‘no-cook’ treat that the kids can pretty much do on their own.*
I purchased a beer with a red label to ‘match’ the reindeer, but you could purchase any drink you desired, non alcoholic or otherwise, remove the label and replace it with your own labels. I made the labels below in about 5 minutes using this awesome and free beer label site to go with the next batch. You just change the wording on their predesigned labels, et voila!
*when I say ‘pretty much’, i really mean that they could ‘easily’ do it themselves, unless like mine they didn’t want to get their fingers messy and really couldn’t be bothered, but were quite happy to partake in the eating once Mum had finished making them all!